Course: Philosophy I

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Course title Philosophy I
Course code KSV/FI1S
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pavličíková Helena, PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. What is philosophy, 2. Philosophical questions, 3. division of philosophy, 4. Philosophy and world opinion, 5. Myth, philosophy, religion, 6. Logic and theory of science, 7. Basic categories of logic, 8. Philosophy of being, 9. Metaphysics and ontology, 10. Method and methodology, 11. Doxism and epistémé, 12. Gnoseology, 13. Truth within history of philosophy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Philosophy conception and its relation to other sciences. Philosophy as a system. Origin of philosophy, beginning of philosophical thinking, myth and logos. Overview of philosophy of history from Platon to Heidegger. View of new ontology of 20th century. Philosophical problem of understanding - selected capters. Questions of human being in history of philosophical thinking and modern philosophy of 19th and 20th century. Specifics of philosophy of 20th century (modern and postmodern trends). Ethic dimension of philosophy and values of civil society. Overview of philosophical thinking in Bohemia.
Student is well informed about principal methods and categories of philosophical thinking, critically comments on philosophical texts from history of philosophy.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final paper
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, A.:. Úvod do filosofie. Portál, Praha 2004.
  • Benyovszky, L. a kol.:. Filosofická propedeutika. 1. díl, Sofis, Praha 1998.
  • Benyovszky, L. a kol.:. Filosofická propedeutika. 2. díl, Sofis, Praha 2001.
  • Blecha, I.:. Filosofie (základní problémy). FIN, Olomouc. 1994.
  • Heidegger, M.:. Co je metafyzika? OIKOYMENH, Praha 1993.
  • Jaspers, K.:. Úvod do filosofie. Univerzita Karlova, Praha 1991.
  • Michálek, J.:. Co je filosofie? Oikúmené, Praha. 1995.
  • Popelová, J.:. Zrození filosofie. Mladá fronta, Praha 1977.
  • Störig, H.J.:. Malé dějiny filosofie. Zvon, Praha 2001.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Common module (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter